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October 2014 Update

01 Nov

Dear Ministry Partners,

Yet another month has flown by, so it’s time for another short update.

Missionary Day Apart

Missionary Day Apart

The highlight of this month had nothing to do with my classes or my students. This past Wednesday, Schools of Hope and The Honduran Fellowship of Missionaries and Ministries co-sponsored the second annual “Missionary Day Apart” here in Tegucigalpa. It was a day of fun, teaching, encouragement, fellowship, and prayer. Several missionaries said they felt as if one or more of the messages were specifically for them.

I took pictures throughout the day, but I was still able to enjoy myself, get encouraged, meet some new people, and get some food for thought. The day ended with a powerful time of prayer for each missionary individually.

As I look forward to the International Conference on Missions in November, I anticipate a lot more encouragement, new friends, food for thought, and powerful prayer times. I also expect to be challenged.

One other high point in October occurred as I was waiting at the church gate for my taxi one afternoon. A young Honduran man was walking by and stopped to talk to me. He spoke fairly good English. In our three or four minute conversation, he thanked me three times for being here. It was a nice end to the day!

English classes continued this month as scheduled, with the exception of a few days when my teen students couldn’t come because of school activities. I used that time to work on a presention I will be doing in November. We didn’t have any exams this month, but I know the students are making progress. Next month, we will have exams and again in December.

As this year quickly approaches it’s close, please pray for my students and me to finish strong!

Praise Reports

Thank you all for praying for rain. One of the two main reservoirs for the city was full last week and the second was almost full. We’ve had more rain since then, so I would guess that both are now full. This is wonderful, since we will be transitioning into the dry season during the month of November. Hopefully, the water we have now will be enough to make additional water rationing unnecessary.

Prayer Requests

  • That God will bring me the right students for new classes in January.
  • That God will continue to guide me as I prepare new English lessons and my mission presentation for November.
  • That He will help my students to finish this school year strong.
  • That God will continue to provide for my financial needs.
  • That I will hear whatever God wants me to hear during my time at the International Conference on Missions and will respond accordingly.

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Thank you so much for your continuing prayers!

With love from Honduras,

Star

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. -Psalm 18:1

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests, Updates

 

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One Response to October 2014 Update

  1. Mary

    November 2, 2014 at 6:18 am

    Hi Star,
    It i s always SO good to hear from you and what you are doing. I think Honduras is going to have to be a destination at some point.
    As I write (well not at the same moment) I am readying for a second trip to Israel. The first was 1.5 years ago and was wonderful. As with many things the first time you do it, impressions are jumbled. I want to go back to get a more in-depth look. Plus, the man who will be teaching is a “man after God’s own heart.” He loves the Lord, he loves to study God’s Word, and he loves to teach others.” The theme is “You have heard it said, but I tell you…..” And he will be teaching about the sermons @ the spots where Jesus taught therm. Yipee!!
    Hope all is well with you. Sounds like you are having a good year. BTW, what I find very odd is that your rainy dry seasons begins now and in Costa Rica their rainy season begins in Dec. Go figure!
    In HIs love and with prayers,
    Mary

     

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